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Divers Colours [in garments]

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We are told, in 2 Sam. xiii. 18, that kingsʹ daughters were arrayed in a garment of divers colours, and Dr. Shaw informs us that only virgins wore drawers of needle-work; so that when the mother of Sisera (Judges v. 30) says, “Have they not sped? Have they not divided the spoil? To Sisera a prey of divers colours, of divers colours of needle-work?” she means—is not the king’s daughter allotted to Sisera as a portion of his spoil? (See Coat of Many Colours.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Distemper
Distinguished Member of the Humane Society
Distraction
Distrait (French)
Dithyrambic
Dittany
Ditto
Dittoes (A suit of)
Divan (Arabic and Persian, diwan)
Divers Colours [in garments]
Divert
Dives
Divide
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Coat of many Colours. (Gen. xxxvii. 3)